Global Campaign for Education, US

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Global Campaign for Education, US
Global Campaign for Education, US
Global Campaign for Education, US
Global Campaign for Education, US
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The site and its processes

The Global Campaign for Education, US is focused on promoting a quality education for all. Their website serves as the destination to promote action opportunities and related news for critical educational issues of both domestic and global import.

The Action Topic

With a large list of coalition partners whom provide numerous action opportunities and news to promote, there is a challenge to ensure that the content that is either most timely and/or of greatest interest to a visitor is most accessible. The site was crafted with a content model to organize actions and news within action topics, and for each action topic to serve as a hub for a specific educational issue.

An action topic can be featured on the home page as well as well three others can be marked as trending to allow The Global Campaign for Education, US to curate their content and home page.

Fully Responsive

The site employs a responsive web design ensuring content is accessible and optimized for the ever changing ecosystem of web enabled devices.

Global Action Week

The microsite within the site. Global Action Week is an advocacy campaign designed to help connect supporters with opportunities to promote education equality through a variety of individual and group actions that span the engagement ladder. This is a member driven area supported by a collection of add-ons.

Add-ons and EE special sauce

We used a collection of Add-ons to support our efforts.

  • Low Variables – A critical add-on to create a powerful and client friendly interface to manage unique content blocks across the site.
  • Taxonomy – Powering our menus
  • Wygwam – WYSIWYG
  • Google Maps for ExpressionEngine – Supporting the mapping of actions in the Global Action Week area of the site to help communicate impact and connect supporters to group actions in their area.
  • RSVP – Supports the team actions allowing users to join a team.
  • Facebook Connect – Supports social registration/login for Global Action Week area of site.
  • Datagrab – Used during development to migrate content from a previous blog to site’s new blog.